Tamborine Mountain College Science and Library building
The new Rob Nicholls Science Building is the first stage of a comprehensive master plan prepared by Fulton Trotter Architects in 2008.
The new science facility is a specialist space that is not only attractive but a stimulating environment to learn.
The Tamborine area is well known for Thunder eggs, a type of rock that when cut open reveals intricate patterns and a variety of colours. This concept formed the basis of the interior theme of the spaces and colour schemes.
From a practical perspective the Science Building creates space for both Junior and Senior Science. The junior science room can hold an entire year level group with service pods located on perimeter wall with mobile desk in fills to allow for a variety of configurations. The centre of the space contains normal class room furniture and is carpeted to improve the important acoustic qualities of this teaching space. The Senior room is smaller for reduced class sizes (not all seniors take up science) and then has three extended experimental investigation areas that can be used for smaller teaching groups or to run longer scientific experiments.